16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Dreamworld and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns route planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by With Sugar, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas route planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

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